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Seminar: Are you up to speed with Permitted Changes of Use?

Stay on top of all the latest practice problems and policy developments in permitted change of use with this timely book and seminar for all planning advisers and property professionals.

What can and cannot be allowed as a permitted change of use under the GDPO and how prior approval is granted remain issues that are subject to a good deal of debate.

Add to that the issues such as the extent to which structural alterations (including partial demolition) can be carried out, and it is clear that planning law advisers and property professionals need to know the latest position when working on potential development projects and conversions.

This timely, focused seminar, featuring the Keystone planning law team and guest speakers, looks at some of the tricky areas and will bring you up to speed with the latest governmental policy and practice, so that you can continue to advise and plan with confidence.

Outline Programme

10.00–10.10
Introduction

10.10–10.40
Restrictive conditions in planning permissions: do they or don’t they preclude permitted development?

Ben Garbett, Keystone Law

Ben will review the effect of Article 3(4) in the light of the differing judicial authorities on this issue (and on the related topic of changes of use within the same Use Class under section 55(2)(f) of the 1990 Act). Reference to different judgments has led to differing decisions in planning appeals, and Ben will analyse these different threads and discuss the extent to which they can be reconciled.


10.40–11.10
The 56-day rule; – how does it work in practice?

Martin Goodall, Keystone Law

Martin examines the time limit imposed by the GPDO and considers its practical operation, including the timing and communication of the LPA’s decision.


11.10–11.30
Refreshments

11.30–12.00
Partial demolition and structural alterations: how far can you go?

We look at the tension between section 55(2)(a) of the1990 Act, which allows internal works, and the less liberal view of ministerial practice advice and planning inspectors as to the extent of structural alterations and/or partial demolition that is within the scope of permitted development under certain Classes in Part 3.


12.00–12.30
Material considerations and appropriate conditions

Oliver Goodwin & David Evans, Keystone Law

Oliver and David will discuss the matters that an LPA can lawfully consider in determining a prior approval application, and what conditions they can properly impose on a prior approval.


12.30–13.00
Panel discussion
Questions from the floor and discussion with the speakers

Note: Professional delegates can claim 2½ hours’ CPD for attendance at this training event.

All delegates to the seminar will receive a copy of Martin Goodall’s forthcoming book, A Practical Guide to Permitted Changes of Use, on publication in October.

Event details:

When: Friday 27 November 2015

Where: One Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA

Who should attend:

Cost:
£120 + VAT if booking before 25 October 2015 (includes book)
£145 + VAT if booking after 25 October 2015 (includes book)

To pre-book your place at the seminar, click here

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